Suspended Director of Public Prosecution, Mutembo Nchito fired

President Edgar Lungu has removed suspended Director of Public Prosecution, DPP Mutembo Nchito from office.

This follows the tribunal’s recommendation that he vacates office for misconduct.

President Lungu has appointed acting DPP Lilian Siyuni, into the job, subject to ratification by Parliament.

In a letter dated 9th August, 2016 to Mrs. Siyuni, the President wished her God’s speed in the discharge of her duties.

This is according to a press statement availed to Breeze News by special assistant to the president for press and public relations, Amos Chanda.

Meanwhile in another Press Statement, Mr. Chanda says President Edgar Lungu has accepted the judgment of the Constitutional Court that ministers vacate office following the dissolution of Parliament.

President Lungu says the Government respects the Ruling of the Constitutional Court and has taken note of its interpretation of the provisions of the republican Constitution.

He says the Government will therefore comply with the directives of the court, because no appeal is provided for against the Constitutional Court decisions.

The President has stated that interpretation of the law remains a preserve of the Judiciary and therefore the Government will make no further comment on the matter.

The Head of State has, however, noted that the Constitutional Court in its wisdom relied only on the Article, which deals with vacating the office by a Member of Parliament on dissolution.

The President has also stated that the Government relied on the two latter provisions of the Constitution for Ministers and Deputy Ministers to stay in Office until terminated or the new President is sworn into Office.

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